Bomber YB-17 “Flying Fortress” at Langley Field airfield

YB-17 Flying Fortress


Color photo of World War II: American Flying Fortress YB-17 heavy bomber at Langley Field, Virginia, USA.

12 of the YB-17 bombers were used by the 2nd Bomber Group, based at Langley Field. With their help, various tests were conducted, and new techniques and methods of bombing were developed.


Source: Library of Congress.


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Location: Langley Field, Virginia, USA
Date: May, 1942
Photo by Alfred Palmer

In : 1942

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